Feb 15, 2013 7:00am EST
. sports here is a religion, then its cathedral is fenway park. you can't come to boston without coming to fenway park. this place is so cool, one of the most iconic sporting venues in the world. >> that's the grown monster right there. isn't that weird? >> i can't take you anywhere. we have a new yorker here! >> covering 48 square miles and surrounded by a beautiful harbor, boston is a city of charm, a place where the past truly comes alive. it is a fabulous, fabulous city. coming up, we'll learn how to speak with a real boston accent, sample some chowder, right? first let's go back to new york where al has a check of the weather outside studio 1a. >> i can see in that shot there that they still have snow piles left. may get a little more this ir returning in minneapolis, it's 18, 23 in alpena, afternoon highs up to 15 degrees below normal. as we move into the weekend, we'll have lake-effect snow warnings and lake-effect snow watches from michigan all the way to western new york. snowfall amounts generally about 3 to 6 inches. 1 to 3 widespread. and the rest of the day today, we are looki
Feb 16, 2013 7:00am EST
again. i'm one of those weird guys. i mean, i'm not a big fan of organized religion. but i love god. start the clock now. >> reporter: because it really is a game show, there are prizes. winning teams get $20,000 each episode. but there's $100,000 for the tournament champion. all prize money, however, goes to the winning team's charity of choice. [ cheers ] >> having a baby at the age of 90, memaw. just saying. nothing's out of the realm of possibility here. >> reporter: most pastors aren't as funny as foxworthy. he assured us he's not trying to compete in that arena. he knows his limitations. >> when i started hosting "fifth grader," people certainly thought i was smarter than i was, you know. and i would say, hey, if i didn't have the cards -- the shortest show on television. and now i'm doing this and people think, well, this guy has all the spiritual answers in the world. i'm like, no, i'm still the samsame idi idiot. still two decision was drywalling, you know. >> reporter: for "today," harry smith, los angeles. >>> let's head out to the plaza and check the weather from dylan.
Feb 11, 2013 7:00am PST
, who knows the history of biblical religion from "a" to "z." who never wanted to be an executive, a manager, who always thought of himself primarily as a scholar. but who somehow could translate all of that learning into beautiful simplicities about god's love for the world and for god's people. >> and, george, even as we honor the service of this pope, we look forward to the election of a new pope. and tell us about this process. i mean, is this a sort of thing where, for lack of a better term, there are front-runners? >> there will be an enormous amount of ink spilled in the italian press over the next two weeks about front-runners. most of that would be silly. there are a number of cardinals who fit what would seem to me to be the profile. first of all, a man in full physical vigor. that suggests to me someone perhaps under 70. someone who w the linguistic skills to speak to the church in italian obviously, he's the bishop of rome but also in english, spanish, et cetera. i think above all, a pope who can be peter again, who can be an evangelist, who can be a missionary, who can m
Feb 12, 2013 1:00am EST
business perspective -- that is where we are trying to go. >> i am a freelance religion writer. one thing i noticed during some lgbt recording, it is a false equivalencies. they were put out somebody from the right, based on the fact they are a colorful character, interesting, without any examination about the veracity of their claims, funding streams, and so forth. the present an article where on the youtube is a photograph or video clip of somebody saying something inaccurate that is unchallenged. i wonder the moving forward in what your thoughts are about that? >> it plays into what i was saying earlier about having assessments in journalism, and not just saying, he said, she said. this is what they both said. here are some other data points. here is what may actually be the case. >> my name is being. i'm a student here. i have a question about what you're seeing about the digital landscape. you have thought about connecting people on line in meaningful ways. i'm a composer here at harvard. i wondered vaguely thought about connecting creed of minded college kids like myself -- th
Feb 11, 2013 8:00pm EST
religion writer. one thing i noticed is what i call the fault equivalencey. they will put out someone usually from the right based on the fact they are a colorful character or interesting without any information about the voracity of their claims, the data site and so forth, and they are presenting an article on you youtube someone saying something inaccurate and unchallenged. i wonder moving forward what your thoughts are on that? >> you have to challenge both sides, yes. and ask questions and how it plays into the -- what i was saying earlier about having assessments in journalism and not just saying, you know, he said this, she said that, but actually saying, this is what they both said, here are some other data points and here is what could actually be the case. for some it would be key issues, but for others -- force >> i have a question where bradley mentioned about connecting people online. clearly today you talked about connecting people online in meaningful ways. i am curious if in your work on facebook you thought about connecting creative minded kids like myself. there isn'